Nevada’s Green Rush Leaves Missouri in the Dust

Nevada leaves Missouri in the Dust with an "Early Start" retail adult-use cannabis program.

By: Cecil King Nevada's Green Rush Leaves Missouri in the Dust Missouri cannabis activists will be watching from the sidelines again as another state scrambles to hire hundreds of cannabis industry workers and braces for tens of millions of retail cannabis sales to adults starting this summer. Nevada state officials couldn't wait

A Proposition To Control Cannabis

Proposition 64 Adult Use of Marijuana Act Poll Data

Photo: YesOn64.org   By: Cecil King A Proposition To Control Cannabis Missourians cannot participate in the fastest growing industry in the U.S., legal cannabis, for at least two more years because a medical marijuana initiative failed to make the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. In California, expectations are running high that Proposition

Protecting Medical Marijuana Patient Information

Protecting medical cannabis patient information.

By: Cecil King Protecting Medical Marijuana Patient Information States that require medical cannabis patient registration and sales tracking to prevent diversion of product into the illegal market present many opportunities to compromise patients' privacy. Washington state's new Cannabis Patient Protection Act (SB 5052) protects medial cannabis patients' data with a Washington State

Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative Fails Certification

I signed the petition lapel labels.

By: Cecil King Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative Fails Certification Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced August 9, 2016 the medical marijuana initiative failed to make the November 2016 ballot. The constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, version 6, 2016-135, failed to obtain enough valid signatures in one of six

Setting the Timer on Missouri Cannabis

Setting the timer on Missouri Cannabis

By: Cecil King Setting the Timer on Missouri Cannabis Missourians can all agree more economic activity in the Show-Me State is good for every citizen. Putting people to work in a brand-new, home-grown state-wide industry would be even better. This November 2016, millions of voters in multiple states will decide what kind

Cannabis Opportunities Attract Missourians

Missourians look to Washington state for cannabis opportunities.

By: Cecil King Cannabis Opportunities Attract Missourians Missouri's hopeful cannabis entrepreneurs tired of waiting for the repeal of the Show-Me state's business-blocking prohibition of cannabis should take a close look at the state of Washington to start their new cannabis businesses. Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB), the regulatory office in

Missouri Cannabis Legalization Dead On Arrival?

Missouri cannabis businesses can thrive under rescheduling.

By: Cecil King         Missouri Cannabis Legalization Dead On Arrival? Any future legal cannabis sales in the state of Missouri, either medical or retail, would undoubtedly provide a tremendous economic stimulus as well as bring a technological and scientific renaissance of plant science research to the Show-Me State. Existing biotech and plant

Cannabis Testing Labs: Missouri’s Achilles Heel Of Legalization

cannabis testing in Missouri

By: Cecil King      Cannabis Testing Labs: Missouri's Achilles Heel Of Legalization The day after Missouri citizens unlock the economic potential of legal marijuana with a successful victory vote, the hard work of implementing a brand-new cannabis law will begin. Alaskans have already “been there, done that.” Retail cannabis sales will start later

Cannabis Legalization in the Midwest

By: Cecil King    Cannabis Legalization in the Midwest Cannabis activists who have pushed legalization for years, even decades, have faced myriad challenges. Launching a ballot initiative to end prohibition at the state level takes lots of money and a highly organized, motivated and expertly managed group of politically savvy supporters. Ending the federal

The Rocky Road for Edibles

By: Cecil King         The Rocky Road for Edibles Missouri visitors to Colorado's legal cannabis market will find their favorite edibles look a little different. Cannabis-infused food products for sale in Colorado have come under new packaging rules as of February 1, 2015. Colorado's Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) gathered comments from industry leaders,

Missouri’s Future Cannabis Consumer

By: Cecil King      Missouri's Future Cannabis Consumer While the grand opening of the first retail cannabis dispensary in downtown Rolla, Kansas City, Columbia, St. Louis or any other city in Missouri isn't scheduled to happen anytime soon, it would be interesting to predict what types of cannabis customers would walk through

“Celebrities and women are the secret to legalization”

By: Cecil King      "Celebrities and women are the secret to legalization” Cannabis entrepreneurs today don't have anything like the Homestead Act of 1865 which lured settlers to move west with cheap land to establish a new homestead, but they are staking their own claims in the new cannabis economy. One of those

The Healing Power of the Brownie

By: Cecil King    The Healing Power of the Brownie Visitors strolling through the city streets of Missouri's popular tourist destinations such as Branson or Lake Ozark can sample a variety of treats like Ozark fudge, homemade chocolates, country-style brownies, creamy pralines, nostalgic penny candies and other delicious Missouri sweets. However, no Missouri candy

Get Certified for Cannabis

By: Cecil King      Get Certified for Cannabis Legendary Al Capone, the infamous rum-runner during the U.S. alcohol prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s, probably wouldn't have bothered to earn an Alcohol Business Certificate to run his bootlegging business, even if it existed. That's too bad, because he might have been more